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Beth Pappas | Minturn, CO

Sports Event Sponsorship Manager | Vail Rec District

Beth loves her job, which is good because she is heavily relied on year round by active Vail enthusiasts. She is the woman who heads up the valley’s popular Riverfront Club at the Westin Vail/Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Series and the La Sportiva Trail Running Race Series – both events draw hundreds participants. She has brought her logistical expertise to helping execute major High Fives Events in Colorado while sharing the mission with those who love the mountains.

Board of Industry Member 2016-Present

Derek Pappas | Minturn, CO

Ski Rep | Line Skis

Derek is a rad Vail skier who earns more faceshots than most. Frankly, he really knows mountain sports all around. He’s been interviewed for skiing the Minturn Mile dozens of times. His knowledge and networking has done nothing but grow the reach of the High Fives Foundation. Oh, and he’s married to Beth Papps, which is awesome.

Board of Industry Member 2016-Present

Seth Hill | Denver, CO

Living the Dream | Snowboarder and filmmaker

My name is Seth Hill, and I am a professional snowboarder and emerging filmer/producer. I have achieved a top 20 in the world, professional snowboarding world rank. I have also produced, filmed and stared in my own full length snowboarding documentary presented by RedBull which is available on iTunes. When Im not riding I am filming and editing content for various sponsors and Monster Energy. I am still highly active in the Snowboard community and plan to continue pushing the limits as long as I can.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Elyse Saugstad | Lake Tahoe, CA

Professional Skier

Hailing from Girdwood, Alaska, Elyse immediately fell in love with the mountains at a young age and since that time became passionately involved with freeride and backcountry skiing as a professional skier. Through her career Elyse has won many awards including the 2008 Freeride World Tour Champion Title, Powder Magazine’s 14th Annual Video Awards’ “Best Female Performance” for her segment in Teton Gravity Research’s Co-Lab Ski Movie, IF3’s 2014 International Ski Film Festival’s “Best Female Freeride Performance” for her segment in Unicorn Productions’ Pretty Faces, and was named by ESPN as one of the Top 50 Women in Action Sports. Through her unique experiences as a professional athlete Elyse had the opportunity to give a TEDx Talk in San Francisco in 2013, and has given presentations around the country since 2012. Elyse also co-founded and instructs SAFE AS, a women’s specific snow and avalanche safety clinic that tours the US. Through SAFE AS Elyse has worked with High Fives since 2012, and is thrilled to become more involved with High Fives as the newest member to the advisory board.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Austin Stewart | Waitsfield, VT

Sales Rep | Rossignol Skis

Austin has helped the High Fives Foundation since it was created. He’s the king of work smart, not hard, and without him, High Fives events across the country might not have gone so smoothly. Also, he has a pretty rad segment from the Sugarbush terrain park in the B.A.S.I.C.S. film “#KnowYourPark.”

Board of Industry Member 2016-Present

Henrik Lampert | Boulder, CO

Editor-in-Chief | Freeskier Magazine

Henrik Lampert, 29, hails from Manchester, Massachusetts and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. Lampert has served as Editor-in-Chief for FREESKIER magazine since 2014; Lampert also served as Online Editor for the publication, dating back to 2010. A former competitive skier, Lampert competed in events including Winter Dew Tour and the U.S. Freeskiing Open; personal highlights include a 1st place finish in slopestyle at the Big Bear Open in 2007, and a 1st place slopestyle finish at the ALT Games in 2009. Lampert began his journey with High Fives as a supporter and friend; close pals of his have passed through the program, and he’s seen up close and personal how High Fives’ support can provide a huge boost. He’s now honored to be a part of the Board of Industry.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Damon Redd | Boulder, CO

Owner | Kind Design

Damon grew up in Southern Vermont with Steve Wallace, and their friendship has blossomed for years. He was originally introduced to Roy Tuscany at an event in Colorado in 2013. Tuscany and Redd forged a relationship that has increased the strength and growth of the High Fives Foundation. Redd’s keen style for design and branding is vital brand awareness for High Fives and their athletes.

Board of Industry Member 2016-Present

Jonny Klemchuk | Clifton Park, NY

Minister of Stoke | Ski Enthusiast

Jonny was born in Providence, RI, and his father made the mistake of taking him to his first mountain at the ripe age of three. Growing up, he would relish trips, during the school year, to return with a goggle tan and the required sick note. Since then, he has competed at a few stops on both the Subaru Freeride and Freeskiing World Tours. After that, Jonny took to traveling the known skiing world in search of great snow and even better friends. Since hearing Roy’s story, Jonny has taken the mission of the High Fives Foundation to heart because a life-altering injury can happen to anyone at any time. Coupled with what the BASICS series aims to teach, Jonny is excited to educate the next group of skiers and riders and help them make better choices in the mountains.

Board of Industry Member 2015-Present

Ryan Masteller | Erie, CO

Industry Professional | POWDR Enterprises, Partnerships & Operations

On skis since the age of 5 Ryan has always been passionate about the mountains and skiing, along with the community and culture that surround them both. Upon graduating from the University of Idaho and following an early career in the golf industry, he found his way back to the mountains full time to work for POWDR. Now working on partnerships with Woodward and all of POWDR’s mountain properties, Ryan works with people and brands who share the the same values and goals that he does…to be surrounded by like minded people, have fun in everything you do, and give back whenever possible. After being introduced to Roy Tuscany and the High Fives Foundation at the Boreal Banked Slalom in 2015, it was immediately clear that he wanted to get more involved, help them grow and reach their goals.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Rob DiMuccio | Newbury, NH

Industry Professional | CK Sales Inc.

Rob is a Sales Rep for SMITH, NIXON, Holden Outerwear, BlackStrap Facegear, Avex Water Bottles, Chums/Beyond Coastal. He started working as a rep in 2010 in New England. He enjoys snowboarding and living life beyond walls! Long time friend and supporter of the High Fives Foundation.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Trina Saxe | Hood River, OR

Industry Expert | Slingshot Sports

Trina grew up in New England and has been an avid skier, biker and outdoor enthusiast for as long as she can remember. It’s in her blood: ask her stories about sharing space with her parents and brother in the family VW bus as a kid camping in the San Juans! She attended Middlebury College in Vermont where she was a member of the Alpine Ski Team. After graduating in 2000 she moved to Boulder, Colorado and landed her first job in the ski industry working for SKI Magazine, Skiing and Warren Miller Entertainment. She found her niche. She has been involved in the industry overseeing events, marketing and sponsorships ever since. Trina joined the High Fives Foundation Board of Directors in 2013 drawn to their approach to fundraising and commitment to helping athletes who have suffered from life-altering injuries. In 2014, Trina and her family moved to Hood River, Oregon. She continues to bring her experience and passion for all things out-of-doors, to her new Advisory Board role.

Board of Industry Member 2015-Present

Sal Mascareñas | Idaho Falls, ID

National Ski Patrol | NSP National Safety Team

SAL GREW UP IN SODA SPRINGS, IDAHO AND STARTED SKIING WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. WHILE OBTAINING HIS CIVIL ENGINEERING DEGREE AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY IN LOGAN, UTAH HE JOINED THE BEAVER MOUNTAIN SKI PATROL IN 1982 AND HAS BEEN PATROLLING EVER SINCE. THE 2016-17 SEASON WILL MARK SAL’S 34TH YEAR AS A PATROLLER, WITH THE LAST 27 YEARS SPENT ON THE GRAND TARGHEE SKI PATROL (GTSP) AT GRAND TARGHEE, WYO. AT GRAND TARGHEE, SAL IS A MEMBER OF THE AVALANCHE HAZARD REDUCTION TEAM, IS THE SKI AND TOBOGGAN (S&T) ADVISOR, A CANDIDATE/PATROLLER TRAINER, AN S&T TRAINER, AND IS MEMBER OF THE GTSP SUMMER MOUNTAIN BIKE PATROL. HE IS ALSO A NATIONAL SKI PATROL (NSP) INTERMOUNTAIN DIVISION (IMD) S&T INSTRUCTOR/TRAINER AND WAS PREVIOUSLY THE IMD S&T SUPERVISOR. HE HAS WORKED AS A TOBOGGAN INSTRUCTOR AT SEVERAL NSP NATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCES, AND HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS FROM NSP FOR FIRST AID, SERVICE, COMMITMENT, AND NSP NATIONAL NUMBER 8160. SAL HAS BEEN ON THE NSP NATIONAL SAFETY TEAM SINCE 2011 PROMOTING THE NSP’S SAFETY INITIATIVES (“KNOW THE CODE”, “LIDS ON KIDS”, “SIT BACK, HOLD ON”, AND OTHERS) AS WELL AS WORKING WITH GRAND TARGHEE RESORT IN EDUCATING PUBLIC ON THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR OPEN BOUNDARY POLICY AND USE OF THE SIDE-COUNTRY TERRAIN IN THE TETONS.

Board of Industry Member 2015-Present

Shannon Carey | Reno, NV

Parratto Principal Sales Rep Smith | Mons Royale | Surface Sun

Deeply connected with High Fives since its inception, Shannon’s passion for sport and her strong belief in industry sponsorship as a driving force for athletic innovation in performance and technology has placed Smith Optics firmly in the High Fives family fold. She’s a well-known Principal Rep for nearly 20 years across the Tahoe region and between sponsorship and volunteering activities can regularly be seen lapping KT in the winter, dex’d out and riding the hills around Reno in the summer, or attempting par every golf course available with her husband Tim.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Matt Peterson | Truckee, CA

VP of Marketing & Brand Management Boreal Mountain Resort | Woodward Tahoe | Soda Springs Mountain Resort

Born and raised in the ski industry, he has been steeped to a point of saturation in all things action sports. From ski tech, to rental & retail management, to spending a decade as a world traveling professional snowboarder, all the way to starting a hardgood snowboard brand. These experiences have shaped his vision of the industry and the wider world. Through this paradigm, he has a unique ability to call on the past to help shape marketing campaigns of the future. His transition from a professional athlete to marketing entrepreneur was a journey unto itself. He met his now wife, went back to school where he graduated with degrees in both business and art, worked for numerous clients, and had his first child.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Barclay Rappeport | VT

Marker Dalbello Volkl USA

Growing up at a ski area with no running water, two rope tows and a T-Bar, Barclay honed her love of skiing as a 3rd generation diehard skier on the slopes of Cazenovia Ski Club. A few twisted turns along the college pathway dropped her in the Ski Industries program at University of Maine Farmington where the classroom and the mountains collided to open a perfect pathway. A former PSIA Examiner, academy ski coach and current mom/cat juggler/U8 coach/promo queen of Marker Dalbello Volkl USA, she’s found her home over the past 25+ years among those that slide for a living.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Caro Krissman | Los Angeles, CA

Entrepreneur | Former CEO at Outdoor Tech

Growing up as a devoted skier in Southern California, the idea of being IN the ski industry was always an open checkbox. In 2009 Caro launched Outdoor Tech at the last SIA in Las Vegas, and got hooked. As an outsider coming to the party for the first time, he was welcomed as if he was part of the tribe. As Outdoor Tech’s reach in the snow world grew and his interaction in the helmet/protective equipment space heightened, becoming involved with an organization that was giving back to the industry that opened its arms to him became more important, Roy and High Fives filled that spot. Ever impressed by the hard work and professionalism with which Roy and his team conducted themselves, when Caro exited Outdoor Tech he immediately asked Roy for a seat at the table to help the mission.

Board of Industry Member 2016-Present

Caitlin Ciccone | Cotuit, MA

Ex-professional Skier | Ski Coach | Student of Physical Therapy

Caitlin’s life, love and the pursuit of exploring the outdoors all began in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Ski racing on the US Ski Team consumed many years of her life as well as a few in which she dabbled in ski cross. Spending endless days in the mountains ski racing she now craves exploring new ones by foot, bike, or skis. After years of competition, she began coaching on the collegiate circuit and loved seeing the sport from a different lens. She hopes she can convince others to join her in her mission for life: to love every day and find a happy balance in all aspects of life. She believes her future career as a physical therapist will help. The minute she met Roy Tuscany at a fundraiser in Vermont she felt his contagious passion and determination and was excited to assist with his mission of the High Fives Foundation.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present

Dan Kelsay | Truckee, CA

Global Resort Marketing Manager-GoPro, Inc

As a young Jr ski racer Dan learned the snow sports business by supporting his passion through working part-time in a local ski shop. Dan worked his way up to buyer/manager and ultimately moved onto being a sales representative for Rossignol Ski Company. After about 12 years of selling consumer snow products, Dan made the move over to Marketing where he has been an innovator on brand partnerships in resort marketing. Dan has been a strong supporter of the High Fives Foundation for the past 5 years with fund raising, event activations and social media collaboration.

Board of Industry Member 2017-Present